There are different ways you can get involved with us and support our work and these include: becoming a member of the network, working, volunteering or doing an internship with us. Below you can find information related to these options and any opportunities will be posted here.
Become a Member
CFJ-EN Membership is open to any not-for-profit organisation, academic institution, professional network, private organisation, international organisation and individual expert based in Europe, with an interest and experience in child justice and children’s rights. The CFJ-EN offers its members the opportunity to:
§ Be informed about child friendly justice trends and opportunities
§ Be involved in advocacy strategies and initiatives
§ Take part in regional projects and large-scale programmes
§ Increase the visibility of members’ activities
§ Be informed about the latest research in the field
§ Foster information exchange and sharing of experience and expertise
§ Take part in capacity building opportunities in the area of child justice
For further information about our Network and for any inquiry, please send us an email.
The Network offers three categories of Membership with the following benefits:
A. FULL MEMBER
Full Membership is open to not-for-profit organisations, professional networks and academic institutions which are active in the field of child justice. A Full Member has voting rights in the General Assembly, and therefore can participate actively in the democratic process that the Network implements. Full members are therefore expected to review material, help disseminating documents the Network develops, take part in joint advocacy initiatives, actively engage in knowledge sharing, and actively promote cooperation and synergies at national level, etc. The most important decisions are made by the General Assembly as well as by the Steering Committee. A Full Member is eligible to vote and to become a candidate for the Steering Committee. The Full Member receive the full set of benefits, including access to a re-granting scheme and fundraising support, advocacy with/on behalf of the member and in some cases the possibility to represent the Network in external working groups. Receiving full benefits, it is expected of a Full Member to take actively part in the Network’s main events, especially the Annual Seminar, the General Assembly and any other major advocacy and capacity building event the Network organises. It is possible for a Full Member to request a change of status to become an Associate Member.
B. ASSOCIATE MEMBER
An Associate Member is open to not-for-profit organisations, professional networks and academic institutions, as well as private organisations (law firms, training organisations, consultancy firms, etc.) and international organisations which are active in the field of child justice. An Associate Member supports the mission, goals and vision of the CFJ-EN wishes to join the CFJ-EN Community. An Associate Member does not have voting rights in the General Assembly, while it can participate in the meetings of the General Assembly and other Network events. An Associate Member is not eligible to vote or to become a candidate for the Steering Committee. The Associate Membership gives the opportunity to the Network to acknowledge their contribution in the area of child justice. The Associate Member enjoys benefits associated to this Membership category, namely in terms of mutual learning, and is given the opportunity to be involved, receive support and support other member organisations and individuals. It is possible for an Associate Member which is a not-for-profit organisation, professional network or academic institution to request an upgrade of its status to Full Member.
C. FRIEND OF THE NETWORK
The Friend of the Network category is open to individuals, as well as not-for-profit organisations, professional networks, academic institutions, private organisations and international organisations that are active in the field of child justice, who wish to learn more about our work and who support the mission, goals and vision of the CFJ-EN. A Friend of the Network can be an independent expert in the area of child rights and child justice, a student, or a child/young person. A Friend of the Network does not have voting rights in the General Assembly, while they can participate in the meetings of the General Assembly and other Network events. A Friend of the Network is not eligible to vote or to become a candidate for the Steering Committee. A Friend of the Network Membership gives the opportunity to the Network to acknowledge their contribution in the area of children justice and to benefit from targeted expertise. A Friend of the Network enjoys benefits associated to this Membership category, namely accessing publications, promising practices and key child justice related information, be involved in mutual learning events, and can participate in thematic working groups, upon invitation. A Friend of the Network is given the opportunity to be involved, receive support and support other members organisations and individuals. It is not possible for an individual Friend of the Network to be upgraded to Associate Member or Full Member.
Volunteering & Internships
We currently have no openings but check this page regularly for updates.
The CFJ-EN is looking for a Communication Officer (50%) responsible for supporting the Network’s growth, mission and vision, through effective communication channels, while ensuring a broad visibility of the Network and its activities in Europe.
To apply, please send your complete application by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, mentioning in the subject line "CFJ-EN Communication Strategist - SURNAME last name" no later than 28 February 2023 at 5:30pm.
The CFJ-EN is looking for a paid Trainee (100%) responsible for supporting the Coordinator to implementation the Network's projects and activities.